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Rape suspect kills victim’s mom, kin

CAUAYAN CITY, Isabela – A rape suspect shot dead Monday night the mother of his victim and a relative inside their house in Barangay Dianao, Cauayan City, Isabela.

Supt. Engelbert Soriano, chief of police here, said 55-year-old Orlino Gapusan, a widower who is facing a rape case in court, killed Anabel Costales, 41, and Don-Don Quebral, 37, at about 7:10 p.m.

“Si Anabel ay ina ng batang pinagsamantalahan ni Orlino habang si Don-Don ay kamag-anak din ni Anabel,” Soriano said.

Soriano said the victims had just finished their drinking session inside Anabel’s house when the suspect arrived and shot them several times with a .45-caliber pistol.

Quebral died on the spot while Anabel expired while undergoing treatment at Isabela United Doctors Medical Center in Cauayan City.

It was learned that Orlino threatened to kill the family of his rape victim as he was embarrassed when they filed rape charges against him in 2013.

Police said they filed yesterday double murder charges against the suspect who remains at large. (Liezle Basa Iñigo)